API Architect - Remote

philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Our client is seeking an API Architect to join their team. This role is remote.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide architecture thought leadership and expertise
  • Define reference and implementation architectures
  • Produce technology roadmaps in support of IT’s vision and strategy
  • Develop proof-of-concept prototypes and initial implementation models
  • Monitor implementation activity to ensure architecture and design principles are upheld
  • Coach and mentor staff
  • Establish relationships with IT leaders, and cross functional leadership to ensure business solutions are meeting business goals

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee of this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education, Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar area of concentration
  • 7+ years of experience as an API architect with hands on experience leading large scale technology modernization projects
  • Able to provide the architectural leadership in shaping strategic technology programs using API first approach
  • Strong Communication and Presentation skills
  • Passion for building scalable, secure and performance-based applications
  • Experience with API Gateways
  • Experience with any service mesh technology for advanced micro services management
  • Experience with any Service registry/repository for discoverability
  • Expert level experience implementing API Service architectures (e.g., REST)
  • Expert level experience with API design standards, patterns, best practices (e.g., Swagger, Microservices etc.)
  • Expert level experience with applying security best practices to API platforms (e.g., OAuth, TLS, throttling, etc.)
  • Strong hands-on experience with languages like Java, Python, and JavaScript
  • Experience with AWS technologies and services such as S3, DynamoDB, EC2, EMR, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, Lambda, Glue ETL, etc.
  • Experience working in a PaaS, SaaS and IaaS environment
  • Experience with OWASP and secure coding best practices
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect (Associate or Professional) preferred
  • Familiarity with Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket etc.)

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